Fracture Analysis Consultants, Inc

Jan 9 2018

FRANC3D fixes a few bugs: 1) a bug in the kink angle computation when using fatigue load schedules is fixed. 2) Abaqus "*Boundary, submodel, step=n" data is now output correctly. 3) Registry settings moved to a new location in the User's home folder.

Dec 15 2017

FRANC3D fixes the following issues: 1) Transient load schedules can be defined with one load step with multiple substeps. 2) Abaqus results output frequency is enabled in the preferences. 3) Abaqus absolute exterior tolerance supported for *submodel command. 4) Ansys variable surface pressure mapping is fixed. 5) Crack growth & merging made more robust.

Dec 1 2017

FRANC3D 7.1 can be downloaded now. The changes from Version 7.0.9 are summarized here. The Version 7.0 documentation is still available, but is bundled into a single zip file. Training slides for Version 7.1 have not been updated yet; Version 7.0 training slides are still available.

Oct 17 2017

A bug was fixed in FRANC3D 7.0.9. The build number was updated to 1934 and build date is Oct 12, 2017. The bug was in the Fatigue Life module when setting dK to use: Kmax - max(Kmin,0)

Aug 8 2017

FRANC3D 7.0.9 is available. Changes from 7.0.7 and 7.0.8 are listed here..



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FRANC3D has had a long development history starting in the late 1980's at Cornell University. The FRANC3D/Classic (boundary element based) software is still available from the Cornell Fracture Group, but it is no longer supported and will not run on many current platforms as it is restricted to 32bit and XWindows graphics. An all new version of FRANC3D was started in 2005 by FAC and commercial licensed copies have been shipping since 2010. The development history is shown here: